November 18, 2009 – Clackamas, OR – For grieving parents, the holiday season can be especially difficult. And friends and family are often left wondering how best to support a parent who has lost a baby. To offer support and resources, Earth Mama Angel Baby, manufacturer of organic and natural products to support pregnancy, labor, breastfeeding and baby care, will re-launch their Baby Loss Comfort web site today.
“As a nurse, I know that women who have had a miscarriage, pregnancy loss or a full term baby loss are still postpartum women,” said Melinda Olson, founder and CEO. “But products for these women are almost impossible to find. Postpartum pregnancy products are on the market but, in most cases, they feature smiling mamas with babies, and that’s heartbreaking for a mama who is going home with empty arms,” explains Olson.
“I started the Baby Loss Comfort site to give these women a respectful, thoughtful place to begin the healing process,” said Olson. She adds that she added features to the site as she realized they would be helpful to visitors. Over time, the site added features including a support forum where woman-to-woman support was available, a resource list, articles on what to say to friends and family who have lost a baby and more.
The site also carries a line of products for women who have had a miscarriage or other baby loss, including herbal uterine tonic tea, postpartum products, candles and memorial items. “The herbal products are the same toxin-free, effective products that we carry on Earth Mama Angel Baby,” said Olson. “But all the packaging is suitable for a woman who has suffered a loss,” she explains.
The re-designed Healing Hearts Baby Loss Comfort site features e-cards that friends and family can use to express support, a community where personal support and information can be shared, resources for parents who have lost children, memorials written by grandparents, parents, friends and other relatives, and is a central place of support and understanding for women who have lost a baby. “It is our goal to combine healing for your soul and your body,” said Olson. “Long after your body has healed, we want to provide a place to help heal your spirit and connect with other women who understand.”